Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hurry (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"Wait, where are you..."

"No time to talk, I'm taking it into hyper-drive!  Hit the fleeb propulsion button, we gotta move!"

"Slow it to impulse power now, young man!  You know better than to run in the house!"

"But, mom, if I don't hurry I'm going to miss the newest episode of Spongebob!"

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Drive.      


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

This new fence is a mystery to me.  It is next to the fleabag hotel that rents by the hour, and i know they didn't build it.  On the other side is the creek, and if it's to keep the creek from being accessed, it's certainly not adequate to the purpose.  My question is, why such a nice fence in such an odd location.


Today is:

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day -- Camp Fire USA encourages everyone to send a note or letter to a young person today, telling him/her exactly what an incredible kid s/he is!

Aizu Higan Shishi/Sanbiki Shishimai -- Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan (lion dances to mark the end of winter)

Back Badge Day -- Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army

Birth of Benito Juarez, a Fiestas Patrias -- Mexico (trad.)

Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)

Companies That Care Day -- national event that encourages employers to highlight and expand their employee and community initiatives, and recognize the people who make their companies successful     

Crane Watch Festival -- Kearney, NE, US (80% of the world's sandhill cranes congregate on the Platte River during March and April; what better reason to throw a 10 day party?)

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Fragrance Day and Flower Day -- the first full day of spring

Harmony Day -- Australia (managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

Hola Mohalla -- Sikh (3 day grand festival)

Human Rights Day -- South Africa

Independence Day -- Namibia(1990)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- UN

Lord's Evening Meal -- Jehovah's Witness

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

Memory Day -- internet based, to examine the use of memory aids throughout history

Mother's Day -- most Arabic nations

National Common Courtesy Day -- guess it's not so common any more, someone had to declare a holiday to try to foster some

National French Bread Day

National Single Parent Day -- US (by Presidential designation in 1984)

National Tree Planting Day -- Lesotho

Paper Dress Day -- the paper dress was introduced as part of an ad campaign by the Scott Paper Co. on this day in 1966

Purim -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, through sundown today)

Single Parents' Day -- sponsored by Parents Without Parners, on the date of their inception in 1957

Spring Fairy Fun Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Nicholas of Flue's Day (Patron of councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, magistrates, parents of large families, Pontifical Swiss Guards, separated spouses, Switzerland)

World Down Syndrome Day -- UN

World Forest Day/International Day of Forests and the Trees -- UN

World Poetry Day -- UNESCO

Youth Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today:

James T. Kirk, 2233
Ronaldinho, 1980
Kevin Federline, 1978
Matthew Broderick, 1962
Rosie O'Donnell, 1962
Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1960
Gary Oldman, 1958
Eddie Money, 1949
Timothy Dalton, 1944
Peter Brook, 1925
Julio Gallo, 1910
John D Rockefeller III, 1906
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1882
Florenz Ziegfeld, 1867
Modest Mussorgsky, 1839
James Jesse "King Strang" Strang, 1813
Benito Juarez, 1806
Francis Lewis, 1713
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie(Film), 1982
"Stop the Music"(Radio show), 1948

Today in History:

The Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the "True Cross" to Jerusalem, 630
Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku, 1188
3,000 Jews are killed in the Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany, 1349
n Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake, 1556
Czar Peter the Great begins his tour through West, 1697
Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1788
With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché, 1800
Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law, 1804
The Bahá'í calendar begins, 1844
An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000, 1857
The Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the first in the US, is incorporated, 1859
Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone, 1871
Loretta Walsh becomes the first female US Navy Petty Officer, 1917
Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight, 1928
Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans,' 1935
Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1952
Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, 1970
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research, 1985
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon, 1999
The first full face transplant is performed by surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard formally apologizes to people affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s through 1970s, 2013
The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old, 2013
Dave Patterson and John Hennessy win computings' Turing Award for RISC computer chips, 2018


  1. Strange place to have such a long fence.
    No Spongebob for me, please.

  2. Very true to life with kids six. Loved it!

  3. Such an excellent but very much a recent term, hyperdrive ...and not just for kids! lol

  4. Thank goodness my kids were not part of the sponge bob era! Good six. And Viva Benito!

  5. Kirk is born 3/22/2233:

  6. I just love your small stories. Now about that fence, what the heck was it for? See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Brother Simon kicks it into hyperdrive sometimes too!

  8. Fun story and neat fence photos too!

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Odd location for that fence, but I am sure you will find out why soon enough.

  10. It is a rather peculiar fence....who built it and why? You will eventually find out I bet! Have a wonderful day!

  11. Impulse power is what you need if you're running late for Spongebob. Very well done.

    That fence would make me scratch my head too.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  12. I felt his energy and drive! (I wonder how many times a parent or grandparent has said, "Don't run in the house.")

    Great SSS.

  13. That is too funny. Wouldn't want to miss Spongebob :)

  14. Yes! Universal description of kids... When it's time for whatever the favorite program, nobody better be in their way!!!! Fun Six :D

  15. The fence is there to block the seedy hotel.

  16. your fence is strange but lovely

  17. Ha! Loved the Six. Great response to the guy in over drive.


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